About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho with a backyard full of chickens, goats, sometimes sheep, sometimes ducks, and other random animals in addition to the standard cats and dogs. I am now married with two little girls and love the homesteading life! My husband is very supportive (tolerant) of my continued experiments in making many items from scratch, and he even helps sometimes.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

A Love for Weaving
September 15, 2019 · · Sheep

When asked how long it takes to learn weaving, Linda says, “Well, I’m still learning! But, it probably depends on your instruction method.

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Avoiding Contamination While Making Goat Milk Lotion
August 18, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Making goat milk lotion isn’t difficult, but there are some steps that shouldn’t be avoided. When making goat milk lotion, care must be taken to reduce and attempt to eliminate …

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Is All Soap Antibacterial?
July 16, 2019 · · Soapmaking

We are so often cautioned to wash our hands, with soap, for at least 30 seconds in order to have clean hands and get rid of the bacteria. What happens to the bacteria that were on our hands? Is all soap antibacterial?

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Making Homemade Lipstick
July 4, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Learning how to make homemade lipstick is easy and gives you control over the ingredients. You just need a lip balm base, micas, and containers. In the wave of homemade …

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How to Make Body Butter, an Easy Recipe
May 7, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Learn how to make body butter by following an easy whipped shea body butter recipe. Extra dry skin is not exclusive to the winter months. In the warmer time of …

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How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Meet Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her entire family was …

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

The benefits of green tea are becoming widely known. One way that we can receive green tea skin benefits is by using tea and extract in our soap and other …

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Tips for Using Botanical Extract Benefits in Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Using extracts in soap making and homemade body products can add many great botanical extract benefits for your skin. They are fairly simple to use and will give your soaps …

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The 17 Best Oils for Face and Skin
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Is coconut oil good for your face? And what other oils do faces love? Here is a list of 17 of the best oils for face and skin tone. While …

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A Recipe for the Best Coffee Scrub (or Two or Three)
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

by Rebecca Sanderson What makes the best coffee scrub? That depends on what you are specifically using it for. Some people claim the caffeine in a coffee scrub can help …

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Allergies
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Fragrance sensitivity and allergies are becoming increasingly common in our society. Unfortunately, artificial fragrances are added to almost every skincare, bath, beauty, and even cleaning product on the market. There …

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